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03-29-2006, 04:33 PM
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Huet to decide on future after the season (MERGED)

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=160529&hubname=nhl

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3/29/2006 5:31:25 PM

MONTREAL (CP) - Cristobal Huet is too busy piling up shutouts for the Montreal Canadiens to worry about his contract.

The French goaltender, who has made former fan favourite Jose Theodore seem like a distant memory, can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

And with each strong performance, including his sixth shutout of the season in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the New York Islanders, his asking price and the number of teams interested in his services is certain to rise.

''We'll see,'' Huet said Wednesday. ''Right now, I'm not thinking about that.

''I'm just trying to focus on the next game and on getting some wins to get us into the playoffs. I feel good in Montreal, but that's something we'll have time to talk about after the season. That's the best thing I can do for myself and the team....


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to all the people saying he isnt coming back READ

Gainey appears confident he will keep Huet. He said the quiet goalie seems to like playing in Montreal and is untroubled by the crush of attention on the team from fans and the media.

''I think there's more to his story that's going to unfold,'' said Gainey. ''Just as some players find playing in an environment like Montreal isn't what suits them, other players find it suits them well.

''They enjoy the participation of the fans and the city in what's happening with the team.''

Huet called it ''an honour for me to play for this organization, with all the past and glory of this team.''

The media hype, the fans chanting his name during games and even the Bell Centre sound system playing the French national anthem after he makes a spectacular save seem to leave him unfazed.

''I'm having fun,'' he said. ''But it's a delicate position right now.

''We really want to keep the focus of the team on the games. You enjoy it, but you have to kind of forget it.''

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03-29-2006, 04:39 PM
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Just read the same thing on RDS...I hope he'll stay with us because we really need him. Even if he will have a hell of a raise, he will still be a bargain...

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03-29-2006, 06:06 PM
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He'll be back at about 2.5 mill per season. Huet doesn't want to leave Montreal.

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03-29-2006, 06:43 PM
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Gainey should re-sign him for 1 year ... IMO

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If I'm Huet, I wanna stay in Montreal. He's never had a break-out year on any other team, and he's finally had one here. He's used to the defense and to the team. The fans are behind him and he has absolutely no expectations that come with a free agent signing.

I expect him to back in Montreal at somewhere between 1.8- 2.3M a season.

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If he resigns i just hope he plays as well as he is now!

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Why should he resigns with a team that didn't even presented him in the beginning of the season ?

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Why should he resigns with a team that didn't even presented him in the beginning of the season ?
Because he knows they're embarrassed and they'll want to make it up to him.

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Gainey should re-sign him for 1 year ... IMO
Why would he sign for 1 year with the Habs when other teams will offer him 2 or 3 years.

And if Montreal has to open the vault a bit to get Huet under contract, I would expect that Aebischer would become trade bait, Danis would become backup and Halak would become the #1 guy in Hamilton.

The timeline fits fairly well if Price develops as hoped. He would likely be ready in another 3 years.

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03-29-2006, 08:28 PM
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Why would he sign for 1 year with the Habs when other teams will offer him 2 or 3 years.

And if Montreal has to open the vault a bit to get Huet under contract, I would expect that Aebischer would become trade bait, Danis would become backup and Halak would become the #1 guy in Hamilton.

The timeline fits fairly well if Price develops as hoped. He would likely be ready in another 3 years.
well I don't want another theo type of situation !
if we want to pay over 2.5m$ it should only be for 1 year ..
if he want 3 years or more .. we should offer him less money like 1.5m$ or something around that number
if another team is ready to pay him let's say 3.5m$ for 3 years we should let him go !
next year there will be good goalie available and we should never ever forgot the theodore situation ! especially when the guy is 30 years old and played less than 40 games with your team and hasn't won any vezina or hart trophy or bring us to the stanley cup final(as of now .. like giguere and kiprussoft) !
2.5m$ maybe 3m$ for 1 years seems good to me !

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Hey, I don't know the guy, but given that he is French, and that we gave him his chance, I would think that he will give us a more than fair chance to sign him.

Look what L.A. did to him, he carried the load while underachieving Checmanek (spelling), was injured, and what does he get? A one way ticket out of town.

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03-29-2006, 09:40 PM
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Huet likely to sign before July 1

according to TSN, he's likely to sign before free agency begins

Look for Redden to re-sign with the Senators before July 1, as well as Sakic with the Avalanche and Huet with the Canadiens. And there will be others as well.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=160531&hubname=nhl

(btw, sorry if this was posted already)

i think this is quite good to hear, don't u?

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That link says Boullion is an UFA, I never knew!

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That link says Boullion is an UFA, I never knew!

same here! also confirms that Bulis is a UFA too (so is sundstrom and simpson)

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same here! also confirms that Bulis is a UFA too (so is sundstrom and simpson)
Bouillon likely the only one to sign with the Habs and I'm OK with it.

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I prefer signing Huet and Bouillon before any other Habs UFA but I would still want to see Bulis in a CH jersey ... Don't mind about Simpson and Sundstrom ... I like Streit but I prefer seeing him elsewhere so he can have a second NHL chance. Cote would be a great 7th D next year IMO.

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i think Sunny for sure won't be coming back.... Simpson maybe, only for his toughness... bouillon and huet probably will

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I really want Huet to resign but I am scared s**tless of Gainey doing it. He has showed no ability whatsoever when it comes to giving out contracts. Huet has been fantastic but it's still only half of a season, and thus should be paid as such. If Gainey, which I suspect he will, lands up signing Huet to a 3-4 million dollar deal, it may very well be Theo #2 all over again.

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I really want Huet to resign but I am scared s**tless of Gainey doing it. He has showed no ability whatsoever when it comes to giving out contracts. Huet has been fantastic but it's still only half of a season, and thus should be paid as such. If Gainey, which I suspect he will, lands up signing Huet to a 3-4 million dollar deal, it may very well be Theo #2 all over again.

I doubt he gets that amount. He'll get around 1.5/2 M $ per. If not from Montreal, from somebody else.

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Huet will sign a one year deal.

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Huet will sign a one year deal.
With another 1 year team option in case the Luongo dream falls through

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Huet will sign a one year deal.


personally if i was huet and they offered a 1 year deal id say


" no deal "

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Bouillon will finally get some respect and get paid for all the work he does . With a bigger frame he would be already making Rivet type money . I hope he stays with us .

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